Enjoy a “Second Summer” on Oregon’s Adventure Coast
Did you know that autumn is one of our favorite seasons here on the southern Oregon coast? The season is so lovely in fact, many of our locals refer to it as the Oregon Coast “Second Summer’.
With average highs in the upper 60’s and sometimes low 70’s, visitors will find plenty of opportunities to soak in some refreshing sunshine and cool ocean air. Other perks include:
Smaller Crowds. Since the crowds are usually smaller during this time, it’s a great time to do some early holiday shopping in our unique shops and antique stores. There is usually very little (if any) wait time to get a table in your favorite restaurant, and visitors often find the beaches almost to themselves at times!
Save Money. Since lodging prices tend to drop after Labor Day Weekend, why not take advantage? Click here to find some of the best deals. In addition, there is a multitude of epic Oregon Coast experiences you can enjoy for cheap or even free this time of year! Click here to see some of our favorites.
Great Time to Get Crabby. No trip to Oregon’s Adventure Coast is complete without a Dungeness crab feast; and the best crab are always the ones you bring up yourself from the waters of lower Coos Bay (especially during this time of year). Fall is typically the best time to crab here on the Oregon Coast. Beginning in September, crabs tend to be more “filled out”, meaning there is a higher percentage of meat. We’ve been told that this season is among is the best crabbing local experts have seen in years! Click here to begin planning your crabbing adventure today!
HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: Say Goodbye to Summer at our Biggest Party of the Year!
Wrap up summer at our biggest party of the year this weekend with live entertainment, the famous Cruz the Coos featuring nearly 500 vintage automobiles, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, K-Dock 92.9 Rockfest, the finals of Bay Area Teen Idol, a parade and much more! Join us in Downtown Coos Bay this weekend, September 17th-18th, 2016! For more information, visit bayareafunfestival.com or the festival’s Facebook Page.
Free “Music on The Bay” Concerts at Mingus Park
Relax to fabulous free musical entertainment every Tuesday evening at Mingus Park through the end of September! Local bands, The Clam Diggers AND Che’s Lounge take the stage on September 20th and Portland R & B/soul band, Dirty Revival will close out the season on September 27th! There is dancing in designated areas, food & beverages available. B.Y.O picnic, this is a non-smoking event. For more information visit www.musiconthebayoregon.com.
“Stand Up” for National Estuaries Week September 17-24
Courtesy of Carmen Matthews
National Estuaries Week is a great opportunity to learn more about estuaries and the benefits they provide to all of us. We recommend planning a trip the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR), one of our most precious coastal resources. Click here to visit their website to view current programs on their activities calendar.
Visitors and members of our community will gather at the Downtown Coos Bay Boardwalk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th for Stand Up For the Bay on Estuaries Day. There will be a paddle, shore-line clean-up, education booths, a luau, music and a joust to finish out the day! For questions or more information, please visit www.coosbay.surfrider.org.
Head to Charleston the weekend of October 1-2, 2016 for Octoberfish, a fun and charitable celebration of Coos Culture featuring food, beverages, art and plenty of local music. The festivities will take place 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on the Charleston Marina. Admission is FREE but canned food and cash donations for the Charleston Food Pantry are encouraged. The Tuna Guys will be offering a special $25 dinner deal for families, $10/person. Click here for more information.
Ready take the plunge? The friendly and helpful folks at the Coos Bay North Bend Visitors Convention Bureau are available to help you plan, get here, and enjoy your visit. Call us at 1-800-824-8486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.